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Our Staff

Meet Our Owners

Jonathan Blakely
Owner and Founder of Quality Janitorial

A native of Asheville, Jonathan oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations. He is a graduate of A-B Tech with degrees in Marketing and Business Administration, and Mechanical Engineering. He and wife, Namurah have two sons, Jonathan and Preston, and if he’s not in the office, you will probably find him camping in the mountains. He is proficient in stripping and waxing floors, carpet extraction and bonnet cleaning, office cleaning and restroom cleaning and sanitizing and shares his extensive knowledge through employee training. 

Namurah Blakely

Originally from Asheville, Namurah is a graduate of Mars Hill College with a Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health and AS Nursing. Her knowledge of the health care industry is vital to Quality Janitorial for implementing requirements in servicing medical facilities. On her off-time she enjoys gardening and family time with her high school sweetheart Jonathan, their two sons, and of course, her furry friend, Lena. 

Meet Our Managers


Mia Terry
Operations Manager

Detail-oriented and self-driven, Mia has a keen eye for problem-solving, production quality and expert supervision for day-to-day operations. Mia has been with Quality Janitorial for over a decade and has a strong understanding of maintenance, customer relations, safety, security and logistics. Mia is a graduate of Mars Hill University. She enjoys playing basketball and hiking.




Jonathan Blakely
Janitorial Manager

As a part of the Quality team since birth, Jonathan brings management experience with a strong work ethic and critical thinking skills. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University. Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a  minor in Health Promotions. In his off time, Jonathan trains athletes in strength and plyometrics.



Janie Carmack
Janitorial Manager

Janie brings professionalism and admin skills to the Quality team. She is family-oriented and loves the outdoors, especially fishing and camping with her three children. Originally from Cherokee, she is a graduate of the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business Management and Administration.





Benjamin Patterson
Office/Human Resource Manager

Benjamin comes to Quality from the food service industry where he was a General Manager for the last 10 years.  He is studying Human Resources at Western Governors University and brings those skills and knowledge to Quality. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.


Yusuf Hakim
Janitorial Manager

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Yusuf is a graduate of Shaw University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.  Having been a part of the Quality Team since 2008, Yusuf enjoys being with his grandchildren, helping others, reading and playing chess.



Karen Gallagher
Office Administrator/Inside Sales

Karen recently moved to the area from Florida where she has 30 plus years of experience in the janitorial industry.  Karen and her husband are looking forward to spending time with their grandchildren and starting a new chapter in their lives here in Asheville.

Artie Earp

Born and raised in Charleston, SC, Artie attended Mars Hill College where he studied Sports Management. He is a proud member of Theta Chi fraternity and is a founding Father of the Mars Hill College Chapter. Artie brings over 28 years of experience in sales and customer service to the Quality team. He loves spending time with his family, driving and exploring new places, playing golf and watching college football



Preston Blakely

Preston is an Asheville Native.  Preston was recently sworn in as the newest councilman in Fletcher NC.  Preston earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Additionally, he earned his Master of Public Affairs from Western Carolina University.  Preston brings with him his strong knowledge of policy, processes, and analytical and practical skills He enjoys spending time with his dog Nala, exercising, and being active in his community.

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